Martin Bisi

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Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi in front of BC Studio console.jpg
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Punk rock
psychedelic
Years active 1981–present
Labels New Alliance / SST
Black Freighter [1]
Website Official website

Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, The Dresden Dolls, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light, J.G. Thirlwell, and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning song Rockit.

In 1979, Martin Bisi started B.C. Studio (initially named OAO Studio [2]) with Bill Laswell and Brian Eno in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,[3] where he recorded much of the No Wave, avant garde, and hip-hop of the early 1980s including Lydia Lunch, Live Skull, Fred Frith and Afrika Bambaata. In 1982 he recorded the instruments for Whitney Houston's first recorded appearance as a lead singer -the song "Memories" on Material's One Down LP.
Soon after recording Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Bisi split from Bill Laswell but continued working from BC Studio till present time, with a specialty in loud, dense sound, such as Foetus, and Serena Maneesh.

Solo career[edit]

Starting with a solo record in 1988 - Creole Mass (New Alliance/SST) - Bisi also recorded his own material. Other solo works were All Will Be Won (LP -1992), See Ya In Tiajuana (EP -1994), Dear Papi I'm In Jail (EP -1996), Milkyway Of Love (LP -1999), and more recently, Sirens Of The Apocalypse (full-length -2008), Son Of A Gun (EP -2010) with Bill Laswell, Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, and Bob D'Amico of Sebadoh, and Ex Nihilo (LP -2014).
2009 saw Bisi's first extensive touring, both in the US and Europe. In 2014 he toured in support of a feature-length documentary about BC Studio, "Sound & Chaos, The Story Of BC Studio", directed by Sara Leavitt and Ryan Douglass.

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